How to Pick the Right Finishes for Your Custom Gunite Swimming Pool

When building a custom gunite swimming pool, you have so many options available to you to truly make it a pool customized to your exact wants. Size and shape are just the beginning! You will get to choose what features you want to include, like built in seating, ledges, steps, fire features, infinity edges, and more. Regardless of the combination of features you choose, there is one thing every…


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5 Swimming Pool Trends That are Taking the Summer by Storm

5Summer 2019 is heating up! And with the new season right around the corner, so are the new pool trends you’ll start to see guiding the design of pool construction and renovation. These trends go beyond the obvious or expected and take things to the next level by using new technology and design to incorporate elements that are both stylish and functional. Let’s take a look at what we predict to…


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10 Common Regrets People Have About Their Swimming Pool

1When it comes time to make a large investment in your property, such as building a swimming pool, there are many things you’ll want to consider throughout the process. These countless decisions leave much room for uncertainty and regret if you don’t do your research to learn what options are available to you, and then select the ones that best fit your wants and needs. Take a look as we cover…


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Opening Day: Tips to Prepare Your Pool for the Swim Season

OWe can finally say with certainty – warmer days are ahead of us! This means that pool owners will soon be enjoying fun and sun in the water for many months to come. But to get to that moment, you must first accomplish the very important step of properly preparing your pool for the swim season.   For pool owners who want a smooth and seamless pool opening – and we imagine that’s everyone –…


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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Swimming Pool

It’s hard to imagine that there are truly “bad” swimming pool trends or designs that could offset the luxury and convenience (not to mention fun!) of owning your own swimming pool. And in our experience, there are not that many at all! We live by the philosophy of “to each their own.” That’s the beauty of being a custom pool design company. Every client and every pool is unique – as it should be.…


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3 Things Aquavisions Does Differently Than Most Pool Companies

When someone asks, “What does Aquavisions do?” the simple answer is we build custom gunite swimming pools. But is that all we do? Not even close! It’s a little (a lot) more complex than that. Why? Because so much goes into a custom swimming pool – and it all starts with having a relationship with our clients. When anything is designed custom for someone, it requires a much deeper understanding of…


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What Inspires Our Custom Gunite Swimming Pool Designs?

You only need to see one Aquavisions pool to know that we create much more than a traditional swimming pool, we create a piece of art that you can also swim in. Because each pool we build is custom, it requires a great deal of inspiration to continuously generate new designs. The good news is that we have many sources of inspiration that provide us with new ideas. If you have ever wondered what…


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What’s the Right Swimming Pool Design for My Backyard?

When designing a custom gunite swimming pool, there are few limitations to what you can create. Everything can truly be customized to what you want. However, there are several factors that will impact what design will work best for your space. Foremost the size and shape of your pool will depend upon your backyard and where your property lines are located. Additionally, the layout of your pool,…


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Ready to Get Serious About Building a Swimming Pool? Here’s Where to Begin.

The start of a new year may have you thinking about setting new goals, or possibly picking up a few that have fallen off over the last few months or years. For some, this might include the goal to finally build your dream swimming pool that you have been longing for year after year. And right now is a great time to set that goal and make a commitment to achieving it this year! However, if you…


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The Best Pool Trends We Expect to See in 2019

It’s time to start getting excited about the new trends in swimming pool design and accessories that 2019 will bring! With the rapid growth of technology and ever-expanding ideas, the options are truly endless. However, there are a few trends we’ve spotted that we expect to really take off this year. Learn what they are and why you might want to incorporate them into your new or existing swimming…


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The Process for Building a Custom Gunite Swimming Pool

Within a few moments of describing the process for building a custom gunite swimming pool, you’ll quickly realize that this is very different from the process of installing a fiberglass or vinyl liner pool. Foremost, a gunite swimming pool is fully customizable. Rarely will two pools be the same – which is why they’re great for people who want a unique shape or size that they know is…


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What’s the Right Budget for My Swimming Pool?

When it comes to building a swimming pool one of the biggest and most important questions is, “What’s my budget for this project?” The answer to this question will frame much of the discussion that follows, and will also guide decisions regarding your swimming pool design, and the timing of your project. The easy answer is “It depends.” Each person’s swimming pool budget is as unique as their…


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The Best Time to Design Your Custom Pool is Now: Here’s Why

A common question people ask is when is the best time to begin the design process for their custom swimming pool. The answer is most always “right now.” It’s not a sales line, it’s the truth. The design process can take longer than most people anticipate, mostly because you don’t know exactly what you want until you start to see it come to life on paper. Let’s take a look at the various reasons…


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Tips to Keeping Your Pool Looking Nicer Longer

For pool owners, you might feel like designing and building your pool was the biggest part of the process. However, the ongoing maintenance for your pool must be a consideration, if you wish to get the most life out of your investment. Pool maintenance doesn’t have to consume your schedule. Rather, putting in place some simple habits will ensure your pool is getting the attention it needs to…


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6 Reasons Why You Might Benefit From Building Your Pool in the Fall

Starting to dig on your new pool in the fall might seem counter-intuitive. After all, peak pool season has just come to an end and it will be at least 6 to 7 months before you would even want to think about swimming outside again. However, there are some unique advantages of building your pool in the fall that you may not have considered. If you’re able to be flexible and patient with your pool…


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Trendy Pool Accessories that Were All the Rage this Season

Swimming is one of the most popular summer pastimes, but what really makes this activity fun and memorable is the addition of a few key pool accessories. We’ve seen everything from novelty rafts and luxurious lounge chairs to games and gadgets that bring out the kid in us all. This summer, a couple new pool accessories became the must-have item of the season – and for good reason! They’re fun,…


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Pool Owner Hacks that Will Make Your Life Easier

As a pool owner, you should never feel like your pool owns you. However, it’s easy to slip into a pattern where you become a slave to your pool, manually cleaning it the hard way, ineffectively using chemicals and constantly making minor repairs. The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way! There are a lot of “pool owner hacks” out there designed to make your life easier. While not all of…


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5 Signs You’re Working With a Quality Pool Company

There are different pool companies that serve very different needs. A company’s size, specialties, experience and scope of work will ultimately attract a unique clientele that it can best serve. Some people have a very specific vision for their pool that can only be created by a certain pool company with the experience and resources to do so. Other people may desire a simple and straightforward…


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Unique Fire Features for Your Custom Pool

Outdoor fire features have become one of the hottest trends in pool design. It’s no surprise why. Having elements of fire combined with elements of water makes your backyard space feel like a high end resort that can be enjoyed throughout the day and long into the night. What’s important to keep in mind is that there are a large variety of fire features that can be incorporated into just about…


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Top Pool Safety Tips You Need to Know

When you think about owning your pool, you’re thinking about fun afternoons spent with family and friends, soaking up the sun and splashing in the water. What may not be on your mind are the various steps you should take to ensure your pool is a safe environment. Pool safety is a big responsibility that comes with pool ownership. Especially with young children, you want to be sure you take the…


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What You Need to Know About Owning a Salt Water Pool

One of the most important parts of owning a pool is maintaining good water chemistry. This not only keeps your bathers safe, it also keeps your pool water sparkling and clear. Overall, keeping proper water chemistry allows you to fully enjoy swimming in your pool while preserving its longevity. There is a lot that goes into pool water chemistry, but at its most basic level the water needs to be…


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I’m Ready to Build a Pool – Where Do I Begin?

During the summer months do you find yourself daydreaming about lounging beside your own pool? Or maybe you belong to a community pool, but have realized that it’s not the most convenient or relaxing option for you and your family. No matter where you are in the process of wanting to build a pool, the good news is there is a fairly simple path to follow to move you from dream to reality. Take a…


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The Better Way to Remove Debris From Your Pool

No matter where you live or how you use your pool, inevitably debris (pollen, leaves, grass clippings, etc.) will find its way into your water. For many pool owners, keeping up with the debris in their pool can be one of the most labor intensive and time consuming tasks. The good news is there are options and new technology available to you so that this doesn’t have to be your pool-owning…


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Key Things to Know About Your Pool’s Pump and Filtration System

Your pool’s pump and filtration system is essential to circulating and maintaining great water quality. One of the best investments you can make in your pool is purchasing good quality equipment, suited to the size and needs of your pool. Too small, or too large of a pump and filtration system will have an ongoing, negative impact that could cause you additional work and money in the long-run.…


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Upgrades to Enhance Your Pool Owner Experience

Owning a swimming pool should mean fun memories spent with family and friends, not hours of maintenance that become an overwhelming chore added to your to-do list. We understand, you want to experience all the benefits of owning a pool, without the unnecessary burden of extensive daily upkeep. Many clients come to us with the concern that their new pool will be “too much work.” Thirty years ago,…


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Aquavisions Creates Custom Gunite Spa with Outdoor Living Area

Project Highlight: Aquavisions Creates Custom Gunite Spa with Outdoor Living Area

It takes time to create a masterpiece. In fact, the concept for this Central Pennsylvania custom gunite pool was about seven years in the making! But as you can see, the end result was well worth the wait. The story behind this particular pool is quite interesting. By how natural the pool and hardscaping fit the backyard, you would likely never guess the various troubleshooting we had to do to…


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When is the Best Time to Break Ground on a Pool?

When it comes time to break ground on your pool, is timing really everything? Many pool companies will agree that the time of year you choose to break ground will have a large impact on your pool building experience. Every season brings its own pros and cons to consider. Weather, demand for labor and when you’d ideally like to start using your pool are just a few of the factors to consider. Let’s…


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What Are the Benefits of a Custom Gunite Swimming Pool?

Owning and maintaining a gunite swimming pool is different from any other type of swimming pool. As you research swimming pool options for your backyard, you’ll come across the main types of swimming pools and the materials and processes required for each. When it comes to gunite, you’ll quickly see how the structure and aesthetics of the finished product are remarkably different than a…


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The Vision Behind Aquavisions: Who We Are and What We Do

What was started more than a decade ago by two brothers with a shared vision, Aquavisions custom gunite pools, has transformed into Central Pennsylvania’s premiere provider of visually stunning, low maintenance backyard retreats that withstand the test of time. Aquavisions was brought to life by a combination of talent, passion and fate. Co-owner Matt Lusk was living in California, job hunting…


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Aquavisions Pool Tour 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 12PM to 5pm. Aquavisions, Incorporated would like to invite you, your family, and your friends to participate in our 11th annual Pool Tour. See the quality of our work - Meet our team - Get design ideas - learn about the process. Once again, a few of our fantastic customers have graciously given us access to their unique backyard retreats to give you a look at some of…


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Hottest Pool Trends for 2018

With the New Year comes new trends and ideas. 2018 is sure to inspire us and challenge us to design custom swimming pools that turn backyard dreams into beautiful, usable spaces. Take a look at a few of the top pool trends we expect to gain popularity in 2018. Quality Over Quantity In a day and age where information is available at the touch of a button and almost instantaneously, clients still…


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